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Scott City, Mo native Shae Simmons has already had a whirlwind of a professional baseball career. Shae Simmons was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 22nd round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Amateur draft. He played in parts of 3 seasons in the minor leagues, and also a short stint in the Majors with the Atlanta Braves. Shae made his Major League Debut on May 31st 2014. He played in just 26 games before injuring his throwing elbow. Since then Shae underwent Tommy John surgery, and is not expected back until May or June 2016.
Career MLB Stats: *Currently 25 years old
What is in store for Shae Simmons? – If Shae can come back from Tommy John, he has the chance to be a solid contributor for the Atlanta Braves bullpen. Shae is currently in a throwing program working with the training staff of the Atlanta Braves. Watch out for the name Shae Simmons to pop back up this year. You could possibly see Shae near the back end of their bullpen in the later parts of the year. Who knows, maybe Shae could be the closer of the future for the Braves. One good thing about Shae is that he is versatile. He has experience both starting and closing for Southeast Missouri State University.
I was able to talk with Shae Simmons during a short interview, back in late February. Shae and I have known each other since high school. We both played on the same legion baseball team during the summers of our high school years. We both played with Trent Moses, from Advance, who also played for Southeast Missouri State University. Of course, I had to joke with him about that. During our interview we talk about his journey through college and the Major Leagues. We discuss his progress from his injury and his expectations from the Braves. We also get off topic a bit, as I let you in on just a little bit of the personality and passions of Shae Simmons.
I write this blog because I don’t want you to forget about Shae Simmons. He is like a shark, lurking and waiting for his opportunity to make his move when the time is right. Shae is young enough and determined enough to come back stronger than ever. Could he still have that mid to upper 90’s rising fastball? Or that sharp cutting slider? Time will tell. But don’t count him out. Keep him in your cross hairs and don’t forget about Shae. He is coming back and quite possibly even better than before.
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Stats and information taken from: baseballreference.com